Delete index APIedit

Deletes an existing index.

DELETE /twitter

Requestedit

DELETE /<index>

Path parametersedit

<index>

(Request, string) Comma-separated list or wildcard expression of indices to delete.

In this parameter, wildcard expressions match only open, concrete indices. You cannot delete an index using an alias.

To delete all indices, use _all or * . To disallow the deletion of indices with _all or wildcard expressions, change the action.destructive_requires_name cluster setting to true. You can update this setting in the elasticsearch.yml file or using the cluster update settings API.

Query parametersedit

allow_no_indices
(Optional, boolean) If true, the request returns an error if a wildcard expression or _all value retrieves only missing or closed indices. This parameter also applies to index aliases that point to a missing or closed index.
expand_wildcards

(Optional, string) Controls what kind of indices that wildcard expressions can expand to. Valid values are:

all
Expand to open and closed indices.
open
Expand only to open indices.
closed
Expand only to closed indices.
none
Wildcard expressions are not accepted.

Defaults to open.

ignore_unavailable
(Optional, boolean) If true, missing or closed indices are not included in the response. Defaults to false.
timeout
(Optional, time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a response. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s.
master_timeout
(Optional, time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a connection to the master node. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s.